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University of New Mexico - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering
University of New Mexico - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering

Albuquerque, USA

18 Months

English

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USD 518 / per credit

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Introduction

Program Overview

The University of New Mexico is pleased to offer a fully online master's program in Space Systems Engineering, leading to a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME). This program is one of the first master's level space systems engineering programs in the country. The Space Systems Engineering concentration was developed with input from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate to provide graduates with the advanced skills to further their careers in the aerospace industry. All courses for the Space Systems Engineering Managed Online Program are offered in an 8-week format.

All applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in English (reading and writing), programming, and mathematics. Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in an engineering-related field from an accredited university.

Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Total cost per credit hour is $517.86 and is comprised of: $415.66 base tuition + $102.20 college differential. There is a student technology fee charged each semester. It is $150 in the Fall, $150 in the Spring, and $20 in the Summer. There may be additional costs, depending on the class. Additional costs are often for textbooks, supplemental course materials, and proctoring fees.

About the Program

The Space Systems Engineering Managed Online Program is an exciting new program offered at UNM. Prospective students need to have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. All applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in English (reading and writing), programming, and mathematics.

All courses are offered in an 8-week format, with terms starting 5 times per year. A sequence of courses has been developed to optimize a student’s progression through the curriculum. Most courses can be taken in any order to complete the degree.

Seven courses are required for the Space Systems Engineering concentration. An additional 15 hours of core coursework is required to complete the MSME degree.

Look for the courses in the current schedule of classes with a course comment that reads "Limited to managed online program students only." For more information, contact the program coordinator.

Space Systems Engineering Concentration Courses (16 credit hours):

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ME 594Introduction to Space Situational Awareness3
ME 595Orbital Mechanics3
ME 596Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Controls3
ME 597Small Spacecraft Design I3
ECE 535Satellite Communications3
ME 591/ME 592/ECE 590*Graduate Seminar in Space Systems0-1


*The Graduate Seminar must be taken twice - once for 0 credit hours and once for 1 credit hour

Additional Courses (18 credit hours):

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ME 500*Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 501*Advanced Mechanics of Materials3
ME 530 Theoretical Fluid Mechanics I3
ME 542 Deformation Analysis and Modeling3
ME 559Design Project3
ME 572Aerospace Structures and Materials3


*If you successfully completed ME 400 and ME401, do not enroll in ME 500 and ME 501. Contact your advisor for alternatives.


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Degree Requirements

The MSME Space Systems Engineering Managed Online Program is offered as a Masters Plan III Option (course work only).

MS in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering Concentration

Degree Requirements:

  • A minimum of 34 credit hours (including the graduate seminar)
  • A minimum of 24 credit hours of 500-level courses.
  • A minimum of 1 credit hour for the graduate seminar course (students must register for a 0 credit hour graduate seminar during one term).

Learning Goals

Students receiving an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering will:

  1. Exhibit knowledge of engineering and science fundamentals appropriate for the Mechanical Engineering discipline and/or specialization.
  2. Be able to communicate effectively.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically assess information in the Mechanical Engineering discipline and/or specialization.

Application Requirements

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of New Mexico welcomes applications from students who have earned distinguished academic records and have the potential for developing excellent research abilities.

Below are ECE’s admission requirements to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The following items must be included in the online application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose/Letter of Intent
  • Official GRE Results*

Official IELTS/TOEFL Results* (International Applicants only)

*Official test results must be sent directly to the University of New Mexico. The TOEFL and GRE institution code for UNM is 4845; no department code needed.

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